Special regulations for certain goods
If your goods are covered by export restrictions, you generally need an export licence or some form of authorisation.
These are a few examples of goods that are covered by export restrictions, with the responsible authority in brackets:
- Agricultural products (Swedish Board of Agriculture)
- Cultural objects (Swedish National Heritage Board)
- Endangered species of animals and plants
(Swedish Board of Agriculture)
- Military equipment (Inspectorate of strategic products)
- Dual-use goods (Inspectorate of strategic products)
- Radioactive waste (Swedish Radiation Safety Authority)
- Used refrigerants, such as refrigerators, freezers
or air-conditioning units, containing ozonedepleting
substances (Swedish Environmental Protection Agency).
To get authorisation to export goods covered by export restrictions, please contact the responsible authority. There may also be sanctions imposed on
certain countries, in the form of trade restrictions on particular goods. However, in certain cases you might still get permission to export such goods. To do so, you need an export licence. In Sweden, the National Board of Trade and the Inspectorate of strategic products are responsible for these permits.
Learn more about restrictions in this presentation: